Graduate Degree Programs


Our three Graduate Degree Programs in Biological Sciences provide advanced training that is driven by students’ interests and career goals. In addition, our low graduate student to faculty ratio and a tight-knit student community provide a collegial, interactive atmosphere that fosters learning and enables new discoveries.

Research in the department examines all levels of biological complexity, from molecules to populations, training students to draw connections and examine living systems. The curriculum also develops critical thinking and written and oral communication skills. Three distinct degree programs are designed to prepare students for their chosen career in research, biology education, biotech and pharmaceutical industries, or health professions.

Doctor of Philosophy program provides training for students interested in taking leadership positions in academic institutions and/or the biotech and pharmaceutical industries.

Master of Science program provides research training for students who have not had previous research experience and those who wish to assume laboratory management positions.

Master of Arts, SMP (Special Masters Program) introduces students to advanced topics in biological sciences, preparing them for successful careers in health professions, education, and regulatory organizations